Transgender Rights

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Transgender Rights

Transgender people suffer persistent inequalities in aspects of life that intersect with all of Lambda Legal's issue area priorities. Transgender people experience rampant workplace discrimination, may be met with challenges to their parental relationships, lack sufficient access to quality healthcare free from discrimination and face difficulties in obtaining appropriate name and gender designations on their identity documents. Lambda Legal expands and defends protections for transgender people under federal, state and local laws and other policies.

Each year, Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed annually on November 20th as a day to honor the lives of transgender people who have been murdered as a result of transphobia. It is a day for transgender communities and allies to raise awareness of the continued threat of hatred, prejudice, and violence experienced by the transgender community.

The first Transgender Day of Remembrance was held in 1999 to honor Rita Hester, a Black trans woman whose murder in 1998 launched the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a vigil in San Francisco.

This Transgender Day of Remembrance, we mourn those we have lost and remind our community that #WeAreResilient in the face of discrimination and violence—and that is why we won't stop fighting for equality.